Information and resources for male survivors of childhood abuse

Take control of your story. Speaking out is a sign of strength, and we’re here if you wish to talk about your experience or how it has impacted you, or if you want to know how to better support a friend or family member.

Reach out when you’re ready

Call our free, confidential support line:

0808 801 0331

Monday to Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 10am – 6pm

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

We are here for you

You’re not alone in this. NAPAC sees more and more male survivors disclosing each year. The earlier you disclose, the earlier you can begin working through your experiences and get on the road to recovery. If you’re here, reading this, you’ve already taken a step in the right direction.

We know that talking can be tough and isn’t accessible for everyone, so you can also email us at


What are some quick coping techniques?

If you are feeling anxious or having a panic attack it can be useful to know these calming techniques.


How many male survivors call our support line?

Between October 2019 and August 2022, approximately 25% of calls answered on NAPAC’s support line were from men.


How many male survivors access our resources?

In 2019, men accounted for 28% of our website visitors. By the beginning of 2022, this figure had grown to 37% – an additional 5,000 website visitors.  

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Support for male survivors

 If you want to talk, you can always come to NAPAC, be that via our support line listed at the top of this page, or by emailing

If you are looking for a more specialist service, we’ve listed information on a few organisations below.

Male Survivors Partnership

MSP is a network of organisations working with male victims/survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation


Safeline runs a national male survivor helpline and an online Live Chat support

Survivors UK

Survivors UK supports any man, boy or non-binary person who has ever experienced unwanted sexual activity via webchat or text

Survivors Manchester

Survivors Manchester offers a range of services for male survivors, including telephone support, online support and drop in sessions

We support all survivors

NAPAC is here for all adult survivors of childhood abuse, including men.

We set no standards for what it means to identify or describe oneself as male or female, either now or in the past, either publicly or privately and  understand gender identity can be fluid .

For us, this includes cisgender (cis), transgender (trans), intersex, and non-binary identities, individuals, and communities.

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